We welcome all to explore and grow in a loving relationship with God in our changing world.
As a church of the welcoming God, our congregation, centered on the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, is committed to removing all barriers which might prevent us from fulfilling our mission as a loving community. To that end, we continually weigh ourselves against God's welcoming standards and strive to welcome all - including, but not limited to - people of every race, nationality, age, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, economic or social status, sexual orientation, mental and physical abilities...
As we continue to live through this COVID 19 pandemic together, your Mission Leadership Team (MLT) has been working hard to keep up with the ever-changing guidance regarding in-person worship while trying to keep the health of all our Member Missionaries in mind. During the past months, much time has been devoted by the MLT discussing protocols, logistics, and methodology to be used to resume in-person worship. We have also been focused on not excluding anyone that wishes to attend in these plans, as inclusivity and welcome are part of what make People of Hope such a special place.
This all being said, the current state of the pandemic and the response to it does not make it possible for us to resume in-person worship (with the idea of including everyone) at this time. In as much, at our August 18 MLT meeting, a motion was made, seconded and passed to continue virtual church services until January 1, 2021 at which time in-person worship services would be considered again based on recommendations from the State of Minnesota, the CDC and the commercial availability of a viable COVID 19 vaccine.
The past few months have been difficult, and we are facing more difficult times ahead. But we do not face these difficulties alone. We, as People of Hope, will continue to be there for one another for encouragement, support, and love. And we are blessed to have a God who promises not to leave our side when things become difficult. We continue to hold you in our prayers, and we thank you for the prayers that you extend for us.
May God continue to bless you!
Your Mission Leadership Team
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Meet our Pastor
Rev. Dan Doering has served as the Pastor of People of Hope since 2010. He is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and has a passion for connecting faith with everyday life.
3703 Country Club Road Southwest
Rochester, MN 55902